Thursday, November 1, 2012
Classic International Cruises In Voluntary Administration With MV Athena Ship Customers In Limbo
Thu., November 1, 2012
The travel plans of thousands of Australians this summer are up in the air after Classic International Cruises was placed into voluntary administration today, The Australianreported. Lawler Partners was this morning appointed voluntary administrators and customers with cruises booked on the MV Athena cruise ship are being urged to contact them to make a claim. The company had been in talks to replace the Athena with a German ship after it was impounded in France over debts, but talks in Europe broke down. Bradley Tonks, from Lawler Partners, said they were still trying to get a replacement ship. The Athena has been operating out of Western Australia for nine years and has a strong repeat passenger rate. The Athena was due to operate seven cruises out of Fremantle and four out of Adelaide in the coming months, with 6,000 passengers booked on the cruises.